RTE Radio 1 broadcasts an extended Céilí House show LIVE from the National Opera House, Wexford on St Patrick’s Day.
The show, presented by Kieran Hanrahan, will feature singer, musician and T.V. presenter Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh accompanied by singer/multi-instrumentalist Gerry O’Beirne and former lead singer of Solas Niamh Varian-Barry. Also performing is the fiddle-playing wizard that is Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Globe-trotting uilleann piper Mark Redmond will be there as well as legendary harmonica playing duo John and Pip Murphy.
Every Céilí House aims to put the spotlight on local traditional singers and musicians and this one will include a focus on some of Wexford’s rising young stars.
The hugely impressive Gorey-based Cairde Cheoil Harp Ensemble brings together some of Wexford’s most talented young harpists. There will be award-winning grupaí cheoil from Carrig-on-Bannow, Craanford and Gorey, not to mention some talented young musicians from around the county.